Independent prescribing - are you ready for the challenge?
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the huge benefits of IP optometrists for managing patients in the community. This interactive lecture will consider a variety of real life patient case scenarios that commonly present in community practice. Matt will discuss the management options currently available to all optometrists and then he will illustrate how an IP optometrist could enhance the patient’s care by managing them in practice without the need to refer onwards to secondary care. The thoughts and views of the audience will be encouraged throughout the presentation. The lecture will provide valuable guidance to optometrists, practitioners considering IP qualification and to those who are already using their IP qualification in practice.
Practitioners will understand how best to utilise IP optometrists to enhance patient care in a community setting.